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Dusk 797 viewsView of Red Sea and Saudi Arabia
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Wadi Mousa768 viewsThe spring which the Old Testament says Moses created by striking a rock with his staff.
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The walk to Petra756 viewsThe pathway has a track for horses running parallel.
The large blocks are thought to have been either tombs or water-stores.
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Obelisk Tomb728 views
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Nigel in sun hat714 views
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Obelisk Tomb718 views
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By the entrance to The Siq693 viewsThe crowd of people are crowded round a tourist who was thrown from a horse.
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Entrance to The Siq671 viewsThe Siq is the main pathway through Petra. It's approx 1200m long.
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In The Siq681 viewsThe cliffs either side of the Siq rise to over 100m
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The Siq697 views
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Another shot of the Treasury, Petra664 viewsIt's thought that the building was probably actually a tomb.
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The Treasury, Petra - detail676 viewsThe entire structure was carved from the sandstone cliffs.
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Vic and Nigel in front of the Treasury, Petra658 viewsUsual self-portrait picture
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Outside the Treasury, Petra676 viewsOn the day we visited, there were approximately 15,000 people visiting Petra. Usually there are only 1,500 so it was horribly busy. In the centre-left of this picture you can see the boom being used by a film crew who were completely destroying what little atmosphere was left by playing loud Bollywood music from a large soundsystem while filming an actor.
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Gift shop yards away from The Treasury670 viewsNasty plaster replicas of the Treasury facade.
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Treasury Camel638 viewsThere were several camels around who were giving rides around the area outside the Treasury. Very patient beasts.
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The Street of Facades643 viewsSeveral more tomb entrances dating from various parts of Petra's past. The city was founded approx 600BC, and thrived for over one thousand years.
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The Street of Facades636 views
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Steps 635 viewsLeading up to another set of tombs.
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Tomb entrances, Petra782 views
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The theatre/amphitheatre, Petra738 views
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More rock-face dwellings, Petra920 views
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The theatre/amphitheatre, Petra902 viewsRoman and pre-Roman structure.
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Cave dwellings, Petra883 views
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The end of the Siq921 views
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Vic by the end of the Siq975 views
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Vic and Nigel in Petra977 views
     
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